It’s dark at home. When he steps out, it’s darkness again. As he decides to walk on the darkness thickens. That’s the reality that makes up the lives of millions of Indians, who if given a chance would like to be unborn.
If you have missed to track the ongoing Lok Sabha election, and you are trying to understand how it is going and overall what is the mood of India -- just look at Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats. Delhi is a smaller version of political India, often called mini India. It has always mirrored the larger India in the Lok Sabha elections.
More than a month after Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation, accepting moral responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections, it remains leaderless. Although Gandhi turned down appeals to withdraw his resignation, efforts are still on to persuade him to stay on.
The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting appeared to be unprecedented. It marked a deep foray by Israel into America’s bitterly polarised politics and a sharp escalation of Israel’s campaign against the international boycott movement.
The Congress party is in doldrums today because for decades the Gandhi family had become the party and the party the family. Now the same family is called upon to clear the mess and so naturally the party is caught in a quagmire (‘Congress faces leadership issue amidst mass resignations,’ July 2, Gulf Today).
Promises win power, performance its perpetuation. The ruling Indian dispensation would have done well to remember that in the interest of the country, the party and those forsaken by destiny and abandoned by politicians. But it didn’t because power sedates reason.
It should come as no surprise that the potency of the heady mix of money power and criminal elements in the higher echelons of power keeps rising every Lok Sabha elections in India? (“Richest take on poorest in Telegana,” April 10, Gulf Today).
Having tried several times to cut the food stamp programme, President Donald Trump has hit on a plan that could accomplish that, while curtailing another object of his ire: immigration. A new rule put into the Federal Register on Monday could limit the number of legal immigrants living in or entering the United States
Conventional wisdom has it that the current polls will not produce a clear-cut result as in 2014. The reason is that there is no definite trend for or against any party at the national level although such tendencies are there in some states such as Tamil Nadu.